Spark After Dark: Aroused
Spark After Dark (18+)

Aroused

Explore the Science of Sex and Romance February 10, 2023 | 6PM - Midnight

DATE

February 10, 2023

WHEN

6:00 PM - Midnight

COST

Admission $26
or included with a Spark Membership

AGES

Adults only 18+
Must have valid photo ID

Your fave adult only night is back with the first Spark After Dark of the year, and it's time to celebrate the Science of Sex and Romance!

It's time to convert some potential energy into kinetic energy and learn about the science of sex and romance! What is love at first sight? Why do we get turned on? Why are we not all turned on by the same things? Pain or pleasure; one in the same? This Spark After Dark digs deep into the biological and psychological science that goes into sex, romance and arousal.

Grab your friends, lovers and situationships and join Spark on February 10, from 6:00 PM to midnight, for this adults-only night. Let's get together form from synapses and exchange neurotransmitters as the science centre turns upside down with a night of science and romance that only Spark can deliver – all while enjoying delicious bites, drinks and live music!

What can you expect from an 18+ night at the science centre?

  • The entire science centre is open for adults only! 
  • Move like an electron with the PoleJunkies in the atrium for some pole dancing and chair dancing.
  • Be mesmerized with a Burlesque performance by Cabaret Calgary.
  • Enjoy sessions in the Infinity Dome by industry experts: Adrienne Krause, Gabby Hennig, Michael Haggstrom and Michelle Cunningham.
  • Pull some heart strings – literally – and dissect real sheep's hearts.
  • Enjoy full-service bars, the nights feature cocktail and themed snacks.  
  • Work up that cardiovascular system dance to the live music from DJ Goodword. 

Spark Memberships for Adults and Students

During Spark After Dark, Spark Members receive all kinds of perks like free parking and admission to events, as well as a 15% discount at the Spark Eatery, Astronaut Ice Cream café and the Spark Store! Buy a Spark Membership here, and always have exclusive access to science!

FEATURED TALKS AND SPEAKERS

  • Adrienne Krause
  • INFINITY DOME THEATRE

Understanding Desire: The Evolution of Desire in Relationships

Why and how does the desire we feel in our relationships change over time? In understanding desire we explore the changing of intimacy in relationships, from first date to happily ever after, and all the sex we have in between.

  • Gaby Hennig
  • INFINITY DOME THEATRE

Arousal, Myths, and Your Sexual Personality

Using and interactive quiz, this talk will explore common myths about sexual arousal, examine the dual control model of sexual response, and discuss ways to turn on the ons and turn off the offs to authentically tune in to your sexual personality.

  • Michelle Cunningham
  • INFINITY DOME THEATRE

The intimacy of Kink: it’s not just about Sex, Collars and Floggers

I will talk about some of the preconceived notions of what kink is and the reality of what kink is. The various forms of intimacy found in kink and why they are important. Why pain and pleasure can walk hand and hand.

FEATURED EVENTS

  • LOCATION
  • CKM

Local Vendors Market

Check out the adult local vendors market, that will showcase vendors like Hush Lingerie and More, Pure Romance and more!

Have a product you want to showcase or sell at the market? Apply now to be a vendor!

Deadline to apply is January 27, 2023.

APPLY NOW
  • LOCATION
  • ATRIUM

Chair Dancing

Step outside the box, and get your heart rate up with chair dancing in the atrium.

Since 2004, PoleJunkies has become home for men and women who want fun but safe fitness classes. They have been inspired and supported by a community of like minds. Come step outside your box and explore the fun side of Pole, Dance & Aerial. PFIC Canada Certified & insured programs.

  • LOCATION
  • ATRIUM

Rope & Shibari Demonstrations by Simon Sir Real and Karlotta Handle

Spark the imagination with a nature inspired rope demo between two queer artists! The demonstration will include Simon Sir Real tying Karlotta Handle in various positions where other layers of kink can be added, such as flogging, spanking etc. Excite your senses watching a kinky display of consent, body positivity and love. This unique demo of erotism is truly something you won’t want to miss!

  • LOCATION
  • ATRIUM

Pole Dancing with PoleJunkies

Experience first-hand the combination of dance, acrobatics, athleticism, grace, and... science!

Pole dancing is basically physics 101.

Since 2004, PoleJunkies has become home for men and women who want fun but safe fitness classes. They have been inspired and supported by a community of like minds. Come step outside your box and explore the fun side of Pole, Dance & Aerial. PFIC Canada Certified & insured programs.

  • LOCATION:
  • ATRIUM

Burlesque with Cabaret Calgary

Burlesque is the art of tease and peels. It is playful, coy, comedic, and has deep roots in sex work. We honour the ferocious vixens of our history with unapologetic seduction, untamed sexuality, gifting our audiences' delicious memories to keep them warm.

  • LOCATION
  • OPEN STUDIO

Heart Dissections

Ever wondered what the inside of a sheep's heart looks like? How about dissecting one? Visit Open Studio Workshop and get your hands on a heart to see how it works.

**While supplies last

  • LOCATION
  • CKM

EMSELLA Chair | Maud Medical Clinic

What is an orgasm? Here is your chance to feel the body mechanics of an orgasm. Drop by MAUD Medical Clinic booth and feel your very own arousal muscles work.

No touch, just feels! Using advance technology, EMSELLA By Maud offers a non-invasive solution to stimulate, educate and bring awareness to the muscles which assist in sexual function. 

  • LOCATION
  • INSPIRATION

Impact Play & Flogging Demonstrations by Mistress T

Join Mistress T on the Inspiration Stage for a demonstration on impact play and flogging. Mistress T has been involved in the BDSM community for over 12 years and has great passion for the community. She was based out of Alberta and the Alberta kink community for years. She teaches classes on flogging, impact play and mind control.

  • LOCATION
  • INSPIRATION STAGE

Kink Demonstrations: Electric Play with Blue Nutt

Join Blue Nutt on the Inspiration Stage for a demonstration on Electric Play. Blue Nutt has been a member of the Calgary Kink community for over 20 years. He is an avid fan of all things kink and enjoys sharing his knowledge with others. His passions include fire play, impact play, and electric play. He strongly believes that the best way to advocate for the community is through communication and sharing knowledge.

  • LOCATION
  • ATRIUM

DJ Goodword

Hit up Spark's atrium for some party music! DJ Goodword is coming with beats, bops and bass that will keep everyone dancing throughout the evening.

SIPS & APHRODISIACS

  • Feature Cocktail
  • $14

Golden Gusher

Sip on the night's feature cocktail the Golden Gusher! But this is no ordinary drink, it comes straight out of a special ice luge.

Get the drink with or without alcohol!

Ingredients: vodka, triple sec, passion fruit, mango, lime, orange peel

  • Feature Ice Cream

Astronut in Uranus

Shuttle up to Astronaut Ice Cream café for a taste of the Astronut in Uranus – complete with ice cream, a donut, banana and chocolate fudge!

  • Aphrodisiac
  • 2 skewers for 1 token

Chocolate Lust

What screams aroused more than a strawberry dipped into a chocolate fountain? Serve one to bae, or save it for yourself!

Try strawberries and the other delicious treats: marshmallows and lady fingers

  • Aphrodisiac
  • 4 pieces for 3 tokens

Sexy Sushi

It's time to get sexi with sushi! Try some high end sushi served on boats which are then placed a nude model.

This isn't just an ordinary model she represents the bountiful Amphitrite, goddess of the sea.

  • Aphrodisiac
  • 2 oysters for 2 tokens

Shucking & Sucking Oysters

Oh shucks, these oysters will get you blushing! Fresh from the coast, try these delicious oysters and see if you can feel its sensual effects.

  • Aphrodisiac
  • Two large balls for 1 token

That's a Spicy Meatball

Is it getting hot in here or is it just the spicy meatballs? Why don't you be the judge, but please don't take off your clothes!

  • Aphrodisiac
  • 1 portion for 1 token

Tater Ta-tas

Pulling out the classics for those who aren't feeling adventurous, try the tater ta-tas!

  • Aphrodisiac
  • 2 sliders for 2 tokens

Kock-su Chicken Sliders

Slide these on for size! Grab a quick bite and then continue on your sexy way!

Ingredients: strawberry mango compote, spiced aioli

Drink tickets and food tokens are sold seperately via Showpass! For a seamless experience, download the Showpass App and order your drinks and food on February 10.

Purchase tickets

SHIBARI WORKSHOPS

  • SOLD OUT - Studies in Tension
  • Led by SJ & Sultry

An introduction to the Art, Science and Engineering behind Shibari

Interested in developing or expanding on your rope-tying skills? This isn’t a workshop for just your average Scout.

Join SJ & Sultry as they introduce you to the world of Japanese inspired rope bondage. An adult playground where the techniques you learn tread the line between pain and pleasure.

In this workshop, you will learn how to create connection with your tying partner, as the rope flows and the bounds heighten the sensuality of your experience.

While tantalizing and exciting, this workshop is all about learning the biology, science and engineering behind a Shibari so that your future playtime can be safe, fun and even artful.

Beginners are welcome!

These workshops are now SOLD OUT!

6:30 – 7:30 PM (Capacity 20 people) - SOLD OUT

8:00 – 9:00 PM (Capacity 20 people) - SOLD OUT

9:30 – 10:30 PM (Capacity 20 people) - SOLD OUT

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